With hectic schedules, bustling holiday plans, and the myriad details that make up December, it’s easy to overlook the deeper meaning of Christmas. Christmas is about the truth that, in God’s plan, a perfect life was needed because humans couldn’t achieve it themselves. The Bible says, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned (Romans 5:12)”. To bridge this gap, God chose to become human. Jesus experienced a flawless childhood, spotless teenage years, and a morally upright adulthood.
If we could meet the high moral standards required by God to know and enjoy His presence, there would be no need for God to become human. However, knowing our frailties, God took this step. The Bible makes it perfectly clear that no one is saved by trying to be a good person, but only through faith in Jesus Christ. Christmas is a celebration of the miraculous act of God becoming human, living a perfect life, dying for love on the cross, and rising again.
This Christmas celebration is not just about festivities but about acknowledging that, despite our shortcomings, faith in Jesus offers rescue. It’s a recognition that, without God, we would be lost, but through Christ, we find hope. So, as we celebrate Christmas, may it be filled with the joy that comes from understanding this profound story.
Suzanne and I extend our warm wishes for a joyful Christmas, one that reminds us of the free gift of joy that Jesus brings!